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Design Technology

What we say about DT at Coxhoe Primary School...

"D.T. is really fun and practical," said James.

"In D.T. you get to make things and it's really fun," said Emily.

"It's fun to use pneumatics and create your own things from your imagination," said Oliver.

Year 6 Design Technology Ambassadors

Noah, Leo and Thomas


Engineering Challenge

Today we worked with Mark to take part in some engineering challenges. We had to make a chain out of paper and cellotape. The chain had to be both long and strong. We measured each chain before choosing our 5 strongest links. Then we used weights to test how strong our chains were. We had an amazing morning!


We have been learning about Pneumatics in Year 3/4 this term. We have been practising making levers that we could attach a pneumatic system to to make something move. We have explored using a variety of syringes and tubing to make our pneumatic systems. We then used our skills to create a class mascot using a pneumatic system to make it move.

Christmas Boxes

In Year 2 we have designed and made Christmas boxes. We explored a range of different materials before designing our boxes. We learnt how to construct a net using tabs to secure it in place. We also had to practise our folding skills. Look at our beautiful designs!


Year 3 and 4 made structures by strengthening and stiffening cardboard. They made some Ancient Egyptian pyramids. They thought about how to make sure their structure was stable.

Sawing Skills

Year 6 have been practising using a saw. They needed to measure carefully before cutting. They used a clamp to secure their wood to the desk. They had to work carefully and accurately with their saw.

Year 2 Food and Nutrition 

Year 2 have been tasting different fruits as part of Food and Nutrition in D.T. They were able to peel, segment and chop a range of fruits to make a healthy fruit salad.


Walliams Class worked with designer, Charlotte Pyrah, as part of a project with The Bowes Museum. They watched an online demonstration and then used paint and rollers to design prints as part of The Giant Kindness Quilt Project. 

Restaurant Project - Year 6 

Year 6 set up their very own restaurant as part of their Design Technology project. After visiting a local restaurant, the children were able to watch how Italian dishes are made and were given the opportunity to taste different Italian foods. The children set up their own restaurant in school called Mount Vesauceous and the children invited up to two guests. Each guest was served three delicious courses: bruschetta, spaghetti or quorn bolognaise and tiramisu. A fantastic night was had by all involved.


Curriculum Intent

Intent of the Design and Technology Curriculum

At Coxhoe Primary School we aim to provide children with a DT education that is relevant in our rapidly changing world.  We want to encourage our children to become problem solvers who can work creatively on a shared project. We believe that high-quality DT lessons will inspire children to think independently, innovatively and develop creative, procedural and technical understanding. Our DT curriculum provides children with opportunities to research, represent their ideas, explore and investigate, develop their ideas, make a product and evaluate their work. Children will be exposed to a wide range of media including textiles, food and woodwork; through this, children will develop their skills, vocabulary and resilience.

To read our full intent, implementation and impact, click the link:

D.T. Intent

DT Policy

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